He went 4 for 5 with four runs scored. Belt singled three times and added a solo blast in the fifth off Craig Stammen. The four-hit game gives Belt a .261 average. He had four hits total in his previous five games combined.
Johnson can't help but take all the blame for much of Baltimore's current six-game losing streak.
"Well, three of them are my fault. The other guys do their job and I do mine, then we’re not standing here," Johnson said. "I think everybody’s doing a great job. I’m just not pulling my weight. And I’ll figure it out."
Johnson went on to reason that he's leaving the ball up and over the plate.
"That seems to be the common thing lately," Johnson said. "Just not making the adjustment. I’m trying. You know, doing everything. I’m going to work through it. Just like anybody else would. I just need to execute, you know. Balls are coming up, hittable. Just make better pitches."
Vogelsong, who ended up winning his start Monday to improve to 2-4 on the year, will miss 4-6 weeks following surgery.
Chirinos had three hits over 12 at-bats as the backup catcher while Pierzynski was on the shelf.
The 20-year-old went 0 for 4 with a strikeout in his first game since May 17. He's batting .288 on the year with 11 homers and 22 RBI. He's also struck out 26 times.
Sandoval went 2 for 5 with two singles and is batting .305. He's recorded six hits in his last four games and is up to 32 RBI on the year.
Pagan had to take batting practice just to prove he was able to play. Manager Bruce Bochy was calling him a "game-time decision."
Pagan led off and went 2 for 5 in the game with a double and three RBI. He scored a run and is batting .260. Pagan drove in a run with a double in the fourth inning and added two more RBI with a single to center in the seventh.
Duke (0-1) took the defeat as he allowed four earned runs on seven hits and no walks spanning just 3 1/3 innings before giving way to Craig Stammen. He struck out just one and threw 58 pitches.
The 30-year-old has made 10 appearances this season for Washington but this was his first as a starter. It is also likely his last for a while. His ERA is now at 8.84 on the year with a 1.80 WHIP.
Marquis improved to 6-2 on the year with a 3.27 ERA as he allowed just two runs -- one earned -- around three hits and four walks. He threw 93 pitches and lasted just six innings despite the low hit total. Marquis struck out three.
The 34-year-old has given up three earned runs in his last three starts over 19 innings despite nine walks. In fact, Marquis is on a five-start winning streak. Rolling since his last loss coming way back on April 22, Marquis makes his next start Sunday in Arizona.
Street made it look easy with a 1-2-3 ninth.
He needed 12 pitches as he threw nine for strikes lowering his ERA to 4.19. Street, who has saves in two straight games since suffering his last loss, has been a bit shaky at times this season. Still, he's 11 for 12 in save chances.